Jan 25, 2018
On this edition of In The Circle, we are joined by Washington's Head Coach Heather Tarr. Coach Tarr discusses the Huskies upcoming 2018 season which will be led by pitcher Taran Alvelo who led the Pac 12 in wins with 35 and by catcher Morganne Flores who led Huskies with 74 runs batted in in 2017 which was most by any Huskie since Jaime Clark drove in 75 runs in 2002.
Tarr talks about her team that is coming off a 50-14 season in 2017 ending up as one of the final four teams at Oklahoma City. Coach also discussed Sis Bates making Team USA Softball roster and the success that Huskies players have had in international competition.
We also talk about the 2009 National Championship and what influenced Tarr to go into coaching. Tarr has been the Head Coach at Washington since July 6, 2004. She also played for Huskies from 1994-1997.
Also on this episode, Eric and Victor discuss the news that Jessica Mendoza will be working with former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez this upcoming Major League Baseball season on ESPN's Sunday night baseball. Will we see former baseball players as part of the women college softball coverage?
6:53 - Talking about the progress since Fall Ball
8:22 - What went into scheduling another tough out of conference schedule in 2018
10:10 - The continuing development of Taran Alvelo and the UW pitching staff
11:52 - How Catcher Morganne Flores has become one of the best hitters in the nation
13:07 - Sis Bates making Team USA Softball roster
16:07 - The influx of former and current Huskies playing internationally
19:35 - How Coach Tarr got into playing softball and ended up at Washington
24:20 - New faces to look for in 2018